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DVD Review

I apologize for not being more active, but not having other reviewers or books to review, it's been a little difficult. However I want to let you know about this wonderful DVD "God's Not Dead." Working at the library I found it on our shelves and took it home. When I brought it back I raved about it. I wanted to take it out again, but it seems word gets around. It's always on hold for someone else. That's great.

The opening scene is in a freshman college philosophy class. The professor states he is an atheist, and asks that if everyone will sign a paper with 3 little words on it he can dispense of the dust and get to the subject. Those 3 words are "God Is Dead." One student cannot sign that. He is given 3 chances to argue the case of the existence of God before the class.

Fueled by hate on one side and a determined love of God on the other this is not your simple movie. The poor kid researches and goes off on a journey of his own to state his case. The end is nothing short of amazing. I guess telling people stuff like this is one of the reasons I can't get a hold of it a second time. It's really that good.

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May our Lord be with you now and always. Remember, God is in control, even when things look like they're crashing all around you. David

Sunday, July 01, 2007

TRUE LIGHT, by Terri Blackstock

Day 1 Sunday

Terri Blackstock is one of the most extraordinary writers of Christian fiction I've come across. Her Christian titles alone have sold over 5 million copies. I, personally, was introduced to Terri's writing by my mom. The book was CAPE REFUGE and the first of her Cape Refuge series. When I checked to see what other books she may have written I was amazed. I've read almost everything she's written. With her new “Restoration Series” Terri takes on a new and fresh style that separates these writings from all her past works, and indeed from any other writer I've come across. For more about Terri click on the link below to her website. It's amazingly both simple and full of information about her and her work.

TRUE LIGHT is the 3rd book in Terri's “Restoration series”, so if you haven't read the first two I strongly recommend it. For those who haven't, it seems only right to bring you up to speed, or TRUE LIGHT isn't going to make much sense. So let's go back a bit and give you some background to this story.

The first book in the series is LAST LIGHT. The opening nearly takes your breath away. A self-absorbed, adult daughter and her middle executive-type father have just gotten off their plane. Before they can get off the tarmac everything goes deathly silent, as all electrical features in any kind of product cease to function. A plane crashes behind them and then another. Watches have stopped. Cell phones don't work. Cars don't run. Even the electric doors to the terminal have to be opened manually. We go from eerie silence to chaotic shouts, screams and cries. Doug and Deni Branning's lives are about to change forever, as is everyones. In the chaos that follows we find rebellion rising up in Deni as she wants to get to Washington, DC and be with her fiance. Setting out alone, on foot, turns out to be a bad idea. I'll let you read the rest for yourselves.

In the 2nd book, NIGHT LIGHT, the chaos continues. Lines that began to be drawn between people are more clearly seen. As in the first book, there are those who have chosen to work together, and there are those who think the only way they can survive this crisis is to steal from those who have. When an apartment full of people without even clean water is found the Brannings have to chose whether they will help them, or let them survive the best they can on their own.

The stories follow the lives of the Branning family, and those close to them. By just looking at their once affluent neighborhood we get a glimpse at what the entire world is going through. By the end of the 2nd book we find out what is causing the problem and what our government is doing to combat it. Yet more importantly, we see Doug, Kay, Deni, Jeff, Beth and Logan Branning struggling to live a Christian life under some of the most difficult of circumstances. This series asks a question; If this really happened, how would you respond? Upon that question we realize that our trust must be in the Lord.

Tomorrow, TRUE LIGHT, the continuing story of God's presence in a world gone crazy because of fear. So stay tuned, visit some of the other member's sites, visit Terri's site, and enjoy the tour.

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Be sure to visit Terri's website and find out a lot more about her and her writing than you'll find here. Terri Blackstock: Up All Night Fiction

1 comment:

GarthTrekker said...

Fine, comprehensive review of Terri's work. My blog tour promo is up at Bloggin' Outloud - Thanks, Lyn

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